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Butternut Squash Soup

Working in the herb garden this past weekend, I came across my planting of sage.  Waiting patiently all summer.  Now with the cooler nights upon us, a hearty warming bowl of butternut squash soup is in order….garnished with, as you may have guessed, fresh sage. Ingredients 1 large butternut squash (3 ½ lbs) 2 cups onion – diced medium 2 cups diced carrots – diced medium 1 cup celery – sliced 5 sprigs fresh thyme 1 bay leaves 1 can coconut milk Salt White pepper 2 tbsp Lemon juice ½ cup maple syrup ¼ cup fresh chopped sage Method Pre-heat…
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LUCAS WHITE: Minding Some Business!

Lucas White approached me for a Who’s Who profile recently. I have met many eager people in this line of journalism but no one quite like Lucas. Lucas was so prompt with his emails and diligent about getting the word out about his new business adventures that I was shocked at how quickly this all came together for this issue. This industrious attitude that Lucas possesses is, no doubt, what fuels his latest career endeavor. Here’s the colorful tale of Lucas White. Lucas White is a local boy, raised here in Wolfville. His father and mother both moved here at…
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Landscape of Grand Pré

Over the next few months, the Landscape of Grand Pré Society will be implementing a wayfinding program to guide visitors and residents to destinations within the Landscape of Grand Pré World Heritage Site. The wayfinding plan, including a new brandmark, was developed this past winter.  The first signs to be installed will be those on Highway #101, approaching Exit 10 from the east and the west. Over the coming months arrival signs for the Landscape of Grand Pré will be installed on Highway #1. There will also be points-of-interest signs at key destinations as well as directional signs to guide…
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Return of the Piggy-bank

A few days ago, we were cleaning out our basement and getting rid of a few items that we didn’t need anymore. With students arriving in town and setting up their own apartments, it seemed like the perfect time to put a few things out on the end of our driveway in hopes that someone passing by might want to give our giveaways a new home. Included in the mix was a small piggy-bank that had been hanging around us through various moves but had never made it out of the moving boxes. Though apparently not to our taste, we…
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HERE AND AWAY: Education levels

Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Nova Scotia: High School graduation or less – 36%. College diploma – 23%. University degree – 23%. Manitoba: High School graduation or less – 43%. College diploma – 19%. University degree – 23%. Ontario: High School graduation or less – 35%. College diploma – 23.5%. University degree – 29%. Nunavut: High School graduation or less – 58%. College diploma – 17%. University degree – 13%. British Columbia: High School graduation or less – 35%. College diploma – 20%. University degree – 27%. Newfoundland: High School graduation or less – 41%. College diploma – 24%. University degree – 16%. Minnesota: High…
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Give Luke a Lift

Help our hero Luke Sanford get the LIFT he deserves.  Luke is hoping to raise enough funds to purchase a wheelchair lift that will give him access to his family’s van. Luke does not have a specific diagnosis but has significant physical and developmental needs. He has used a wheelchair since he was a preschooler.  Luke is non-verbal as well as deaf.  He has taught himself to read lips and uses a combination of picture symbols, and simple signs and gestures, to communicate. Luke has had a profound influence on many individuals of all ages. He has been a life-changer…
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We love these brownies! They are a perfectly guiltless dessert, full of protein and super easy to make. If you are new to gluten-free baking, this recipe is one to keep on hand because they are delicious and do not require many ingredients. I make these so often that we change them up; sometimes I put chopped pecans or walnuts on top, sometimes chocolate frosting or, for a special treat, top them with homemade whipped cream and fresh berries. Make them: Preheat oven to 350 Line a 8×8 pan with parchment paper (you can also use an 8 inch round…
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The 5th Annual Rockabilly Weekend

Green Goblin Customs, located at 2671 Highway 358, Canning, will be host to the 5th Annual Rockabilly Weekend on August 16-17. Vintage cars will start coming in around 9am Saturday morning with the festivities lasting until 5pm on Sunday. Owner Chad Hiltz will be chopping the roof on a 52 International truck cab and tattoo artists from Everlasting Ink will be in the house both days. On Sunday there will be a pinup contest and girls are still welcomed to join – no experience needed! HiDefRods Photography will be selling prints of photos taken on site, and the car awards…
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Rolled Oatcakes

My mom was good at baking a lot of things but these oatcakes were one of my favourite things she did.  I remember eating them for breakfast in the morning with homemade strawberry jam. She would always make a big batch but they wouldn’t last very long in our house! Ingredients: 4 cups oats 1 cup sugar 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup vegetable shortening 1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 1/2 cup boiling water (I like to add a sprinkle of cardamon just to make them my own!) Method: Mix oats, sugar, salt and flour. Cut in…
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